Thousands affected by Jaffna floods – over 150 houses destroyed

The Department of Meteorology says that thousands are being affected by floods which are prevalent in the Jaffna District. The Jaffna office said that 456 families have been displaced, with 170 houses destroyed by the floods.

The Met Department noted that showery condition and cloudy skies are expected in the northern parts of the country due to the atmospheric disturbance in the southwest Bay of Bengal, to the northeast of Sri Lanka.

Strong winds can be expected over the coastal areas of Northern, North-western, Western and Southern provinces.Winds between 70 and 80 kmph are forecast at certain seas, prompting rough seas.

With the increased showers, the total capacity of reservoirs is expected to increase up to 70.8 percent. Media Spokesperson, of the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy, Sulakshana Jayawardena, notes that this situation has resulted in a 40 – 45 percent increase in hydro power generation.